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"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"Generally stable with good technical support.""The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage.""The pricing is very reasonable.""Huawei OceanStor is stable.""Excellent and efficient support, and the product is a good price.""The solution is easy to scale as needed.""This is a stable storage system."

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"We have been working with the solution for around a year and so far it has shown itself to be stable.""Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use""Fewer features is not necessarily a negative as it leads to simpler operation and lower price.""ThinkSystem's storage performs well, and the price per gigabyte is good, especially on SSD solutions. It's also easy to use."

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Cons
"I would like to see the management layer improved.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented.""The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."

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"Technical support could be more helpful.""CFS integration is one area where OceanStor has some room for improvement. The CFS on OceanStor is dedicated, so it's not integrated with the existing active directory domain.""Integration with mainstream solution technologies could be better.""We did experience a little latency with this solution.""I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions.""The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused.""The technical support has been a let down for us. It's something the company has to work on. We haven't been satisfied with their level of service.""I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."

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"ThinkSystem could be better integrated with backup software like Commvault, Veritas, or Symantec.""The features are limited.""The solution could be more scalable, although it suits our present needs.""It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to other sites."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."
  • "The licensing fees are very reasonable."
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  • "Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."
  • "We pay a monthly licensing fee for this solution. The price could be less expensive."
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  • "The pricing is fair and low compared to other products in this category."
  • "We have a five-year contract for providing support."
  • "All of the features are bundled together, and you can renew the bundle with all of the features included."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
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    This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
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    The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
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    The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs.
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    The solution could improve by having better integration.
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    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is simple to use
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    Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is cost-effective. There is no license. All of the features are bundled together, and you… more »
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    While it is a reliable product, it could be improved. It would be useful to have structured solutions replicated to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Pavilion HFA
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
    ThinkSystem DE Series
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    Overview

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

    What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

    The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

    Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

    Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

    OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.

    The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

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    Sample Customers
    Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider41%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business72%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise26%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise16%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei OceanStor vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.4, while Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Its management interface it's quite simple". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Mostly typical of production storage for virtual machines but with fewer features and a lower price". Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Huawei OceanStor Dorado. See our Huawei OceanStor vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series report.

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